Vivo Movie

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Who's Involved:

Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Rooker, Laurence Mark, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kirk DeMicco, Zoe Saldana, Lisa Stewart, Rich Moore, Peter Barsocchini, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Larry Mark, Michelle Wong, Ynairaly Simo, Gloria Estefan, Nicole Byer, Juan de Marcos González

Release Date:

Friday, August 6, 2021 (Netflix)

some thematic elements and mild action

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

An animated musical adventure that follows VIVO, a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear,” voiced by Miranda), who must find his way from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song on behalf of his beloved owner and mentor Andres (Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos Gonzáles).

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Who stars in Vivo: Cast List

... Vivo

"Summer of Soul" , "Mary Poppins Returns"  

... Gabi


... Rosa

"Avatar 2" , "Untitled David O. Russell Project"  

... Marta Sandoval

"Father of the Bride" , "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It"  

... Andrés


... Lutador

"F9" , "The Suicide Squad"  

"Eternals" , "Cyrano"  


Who's making Vivo: Crew List

A look at the Vivo behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Kirk DeMicco last directed The Croods. The film's writer Lin-Manuel Miranda last wrote Hamilton: An American Musical.


Larry Mark
Laurence Mark
Rich Moore
Lisa Stewart
Michelle Wong

Production Companies

DreamWorks Animation (Former)

Sony Pictures Animation

Production: What we know about Vivo?

Key Facts

  1. The film will be anchored by 11 songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).

Filming Timeline

  1. May 2021: The film was in Completed status.
  2. April 2020: The film was in Production status.
  3. December 2016: The film was in Development status.
  4. Sony Pictures Animation chief Kristine Belson has fast tracked the project, a 2020 release is planned.

  5. March 2009: The film was in Development status.

Vivo Release Date: When was the film released?

Vivo was released in 2021 on Friday, August 6, 2021 (Netflix release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including The Suicide Squad, Annette and Naked Singularity.

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